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EMCO MSI Package Builder - What's New in Version 5.2

Below you can find a list of the latest product releases. Click on the release version to see what new features, improvements and bug-fixes appeared in a particular release.
 Release: 5.2 | 5.1 | 5.0 | 4.5 | 4.4 | 4.3 | 4.2 | 4.1 | 4.0 | 3.3 | 3.2 | 3.1
Please note that the list of versions only contains the versions defined as major updates. Changes from minor and bug-fix releases are represented here as changes to the corresponding major update versions that include those changes.

Version 5.2.5 (November 19, 2014)

Resolved issues

This release resolves a number of issues, the most important of which are listed below:

  • MSI package may be generated incorrectly when the project contains file system paths that are not rolled to system folders
  • Possible errors during deployment of MSI packages that do not allow to complete the installation process

Version 5.2.4 (October 29, 2014)

New and improved features

The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release:

  • Added an option to define custom icons for shortcuts
  • Added an option to repackage installations launched via batch (.cmd and .bat) files
  • Added an option to wrap installations launched via batch (.cmd and .bat) files
  • Improved the Live Monitoring technology to allow capturing shortcuts with custom icons

Resolved issues

This release resolves a number of issues, the most important of which are listed below:

  • Potential errors while decompilation of MSI packages containing external files
  • Compatibility issues with Windows 10 Preview

Version 5.2.3 (October 13, 2014)

New and improved features

The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release:

  • Improved the accuracy of live monitoring

Resolved issues

This release resolves a number of issues, the most important of which are listed below:

  • The services that use the extension different from the .exe are monitored incorrectly
  • The MULTI_SZ values may be incorrectly included into a resulting MSI package, that leads to value applying errors during the package deployment
  • Specific changes made to the side-by-side assemblies configuration under live monitoring are rendered incorrectly when deploying a resulting package
  • Operations performed to the NTFS hard links are incorrectly captured during monitoring

Version 5.2.2 (September 30, 2014)

Resolved issues

This release resolves a number of issues, the most important of which are listed below:

  • It is impossible to install a generated MSI package when its size is greater than 2 GB
  • Potential fatal errors while generating an MSI package

Version 5.2.1 (July 7, 2014)

New and improved features

The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release:

  • Added validation of assembly files while creating and editing side-by-side assemblies

Resolved issues

This release resolves a number of issues, the most important of which are listed below:

  • Possibly wrong detection of side-by-side assembly files during the monitoring process
  • Potential error while loading icons for generated MSI packages

Version 5.2 (July 1, 2014)

Digital singing of MSI packages

If you have a digital certificate, you can sign the generated MSI packages. The digital signing options can be configured on the application Preferences dialog and can be overrided, if required, in MSI project properties. Digitally signed MSI packages are compatible with any Windows distribution software that checks digital signatures before MSI deployment.

New and improved features

The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release:

  • Optimized disk space usage during the MSI packages generation process

Resolved issues

This release resolves a number of issues, the most important of which are listed below:

  • Potential 'Out of system resources' error while choosing the processes to filter from those currently running
  • The installation context ('Current User' or 'All Users') is not properly saved when creating a project via the 'Repackage Installation' wizard
  • Possible fatal system error (leading to BSoD) when monitoring changes performed by specific installations
Product Facts

Did you know that MSI Package Builder uses innovation technology that allows capturing installation data on the fly?

Did you know that 'Live Monitoring' technology has an extremely capture performance because based on Kernel Mode Drivers instead of comparing huge volumes of data?

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